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The South AfriKhan — A New Yorker in Cape Town

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As Seen In… Vogue India

As Seen In… Vogue India

Keep an eye out for a familiar face in this month’s Vogue India — that’s me talking about beach cover-ups by South African-Kenyan label Lalesso. Honored to be described as a “stylish Vogue girl,” even if that’s quite a stretch. Read the piece here.

Travel + Leisure: Coolest New Attractions of 2016

Travel + Leisure: Coolest New Attractions of 2016

If you need some travel inspiration this year, pharm check out my Travel + Leisure slideshow of the most buzz-worthy new museums, amusement park rides, historical sites, and more across the globe this year.  

New York Magazine: Uber Drivers Around the World Tell All

New York Magazine: Uber Drivers Around the World Tell All

This one was a fun assignment: New York magazine gave me a budget to take a few Uber rides around Cape Town to interview the drivers, order as part of a feature on Uber around the world. The story is a great way to learn about different issues that affect […]

South Africa’s Hidden Gems

South Africa’s Hidden Gems

South Africa is a gorgeous, sovaldi diverse place, but most media coverage usually goes to the usual suspects — Table Mountain, Soweto, Maboneng Precinct, Woodstock, Garden Route… Where to go if you want to coast just below the radar? The website Cheapflights reached out to “South Africa’s most influential bloggers” […]

Conde Nast Traveler: Get Out of (Cape) Town

Conde Nast Traveler: Get Out of (Cape) Town

Lovely Franschhoek, treatment an hour from Cape Town, has a glamorous new hotel in the form of Leeu House. For the current issue of Conde Nast Traveler (US), I wrote a piece on that opening along with other Winelands happenings. Time to plan that side trip!

South Africa’s Coolest Cafes and Bars

South Africa’s Coolest Cafes and Bars

The Guardian (UK) has a special site dedicated to South Africa, and they asked me to share some roundups for it: one for South Africa’s coolest cafes, and the other for the country’s best bars. Check out the whole site here.  

C Weddings: Sand Castles

C Weddings: Sand Castles

Planning a wedding? Check out my latest for C Style’s spring issue on six oceanfront honeymoon resorts.

Surface: Outside the Box

Surface: Outside the Box

If you’re in Joburg anytime soon, you HAVE to go to 27 Boxes — it’s a funky new shopping center constructed entirely from shipping containers, each of which is inhabited by different burgeoning designers you really should get to know. For the February issue of Surface magazine, I interviewed Arthur […]

New York Times: A Namibian Road Trip

New York Times: A Namibian Road Trip

My latest New York Times story also marks a milestone for me: it’s my first feature on the cover of their travel section. I recount a seven-day, 1,500-mile road trip across Namibia with four of my friends through a series of lessons we learned along the way. Read it here. […]